Category: CBR Musings

At the PAN Fall Conference, we learned from Dr. Lianping (Mint) Ti about short-course direct-acting antiviral (DAA) drugs for hepatitis C (HCV). These well-tolerated drugs have demonstrated cure rates of 95% and have been available in British Columbia (BC) since 2014, but their dispensation has been limited to individuals with advanced liver disease due to… Read more »

On April 14, 2016, Dr. Perry Kendall, the Provincial Health Officer, declared a public health emergency under the Public Health Act as a result of a dramatic increase in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths across British Columbia (BC) since the beginning of 2016. Because PAN’s member agencies and partners have been on the frontlines… Read more »

  Part 2 Learning from OHTN Conference 2016: HIV Endgame II – Stopping the Syndemics that Drive HIV (November 21-22, 2016) by Mona Lee, PAN’s Greater Vancouver Site Coordinator of PLPH; CBR/Evaluation Support Coordinator; Administrative Coordinator I had the privilege of attending this year’s OHTN Conference that discussed the challenges and factors associated with the… Read more »

Population Size Estimates Resources and Case Studies

Population Size Estimates (PSEs) for key populations most affected by HIV and HCV, namely gay, bi and other MSM and for people who inject drugs, have been developed. This project has been led by the BCCDC and supported by the Pacific AIDS Network, with consulting work provided by the University of Manitoba. In addition to the… Read more »

  Part 1 Learning from OHTN Conference 2016: HIV Endgame II – Stopping the Syndemics that Drive HIV (November 21-22, 2016) by Mona Lee, PAN’s Greater Vancouver Site Coordinator of PLPH; CBR/Evaluation Support Coordinator; Administrative Coordinator I had the privilege of attending the OHTN Conference in Fall 2016 that discussed the challenges and factors associated… Read more »

PAN JOB POSTING: Making It Work Research Coordinator

Making It Work Research Coordinator (Part-time) Position: Research Project Coordinator Status: Part Time Position (~12 hours per week) Time Period: 44 week position Remuneration: $23-$25/hr Location: Anywhere in the Province   The Pacific AIDS Network and the Making It Work project is seeking a Project Coordinator to coordinate and administer activities of this community-based research… Read more »

Participate in Pivot’s Project Inclusion

  Welcome to Project Inclusion – A human rights approach to HIV, HCV and overdose prevention! At Project Inclusion we believe that stigma and exclusion are not inevitable. One key way to prevent HIV, Hepatitis C and overdose is to advance the human rights of people who have been excluded or stigmatized in society as a result of homelessness,… Read more »

Universities Without Walls has partnered with the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) to launch a professional certificate program. Tools for Community-Based Research is a 7 week course that incorporates self-directed education modules and live online discussion. Our goal is to get you ready to participate in and contribute… Read more »

Jennifer Evin Jones (Evin) joined Pacific AIDS Network as the Executive Director (ED) in 2008. Evin has been working in the community-based response to HIV since January of 1996, after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in History in Women’s Studies at Queens University and the Juris Doctor (or Doctor of Law) degree at University of British… Read more »

Candice is a mother of three beautiful children (2 biological) ages 21, 4, and 3. She is an aboriginal woman from the Cree/Dene nation. Candice happens to be in recovery from substance abuse going on 7+ years. She was diagnosed as being HIV+ 22 years ago when pregnant with her now 21 years old (HIV-)… Read more »

Tell us your thoughts on housing for folks living with HIV!

image by Gabe Boothroyd, The Mainlander, May 31, 2016 The Positive Living, Positive Homes (PLPH) study invites people with experience in the HIV and housing sectors in Greater Vancouver to complete a short online survey. We are particularly interested in hearing from people living with HIV, health and social service providers who work with HIV-positive… Read more »